Low Oil Prices Pressuring Producing Countries
Here’s a look at how the effects of low oil prices are playing out in various sectors in the Middle East.
Dividend-Paying Stocks May Be Riskier Than Many Think
"Some of the highest dividend-paying stocks tend to be some of the riskiest,” says Jim Cahn, CIO of Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services.
Jumbo Chinese Investment to Fuel Up Pakistan
China’s $45 billion investment in Pakistan is huge news for a country that many investors have been reluctant to approach in recent years.
Will Energy Mergers Speed Up After Shell-BG Deal?
A Brunswick survey of oil and gas specialists found that 68% of analysts and investment managers expect more M&A activity but only 20% of bankers and lawyers do.
Canada and Oil
The falling price of oil has hit Canada hard, with Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz warning that its effect would be “atrocious.”
Q1 Earnings Outlook: Grim Overall but Not for Financials
First-quarter earnings are expected to suffer the biggest decline in more than five years, but financial company earnings are forecast to rise.
International Investing and Risk: Political and Economic
Here are some of the factors affecting the oil and gas sector.
LPL’s Final Four: Which Factor Will Move Markets Most?
LPL CIO Burt White looks at which factor will be the champion driver of stock returns.
Investor Sentiment Hits New Peak in Q1: John Hancock Survey
Most investors believe now is a “good” or “very good” time to invest, according to John Hancock's quarterly survey.
Oil Price Decline Forces Structural Change on Norway
Reports have suggested that Norway’s Golden Age, a result of the country's oil wealth, is coming to an end.